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Rent Registry Law to Hit SF Landlords in 2022

Rent Registry Law to Hit SF Landlords in 2022

Supervisor Sandra FewerThe brainchild of lame-duck Supervisor Sandra Fewer, San Francisco's new “Housing Inventory” law will require San Francisco landlords to submit details such as occupancy status and rental rates to the city on an annual basis.“By providing a more...

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New Federal Law Eliminates “Opaque” Real Estate LLCs

New Federal Law Eliminates “Opaque” Real Estate LLCs

The “Corporate Transparency Act” that was signed into law on January 1, 2021 has as one of its key provisions the elimination of anonymous ownership of properties through Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs). The new law aims to make it harder to use real estate...

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The Power of Protective Paperwork

The Power of Protective Paperwork

On August 31, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB-3088, enacting the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act of 2020. Among other things, this legislations affects the rights of landlords to collect unpaid rent from residential tenants, while extending relief to...

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How to Make the Most of COVID-19 Vacancies

How to Make the Most of COVID-19 Vacancies

During the Great Recession of 2008, many rental units emptied out, as they have during the COVID-19 crisis. And then, as now, we advised owners to make improvements while the units sat empty. Those that followed that advice came out ahead in the long-term.It wasn't...

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